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Threats towards local e-DemocracyA Conceptual analysis of a bottom-up Study of e-Democracy practices in a multi-cultural S...
Democracy<br />Common ethos <br />Participation 	and 	inclusion <br />= forming demos <br />Elections <br />Legitimate aut...
Democracy<br />Stretching the idea of ”e-”<br />The social phenomena called democracy has changed (Castells 1998:15)<br />...
e-participation, e-dialogue, e-inclusion, e-government, e-democracy… <br />Ideas of empowerment… <br />Empowerment among ”...
Case study  		Bokyrka <br />Southern parts of the Stockholm region<br />80 000 inhabitants <br />Multi-cultural (over 100 ...
2011-05-06<br />Föreläsning 1: Affärssystem för företag<br />
The aim of this paper<br />The aim of this paper is to discuss the threats that made e-democracy fail in Botkyrka municipa...
PostIT – Public Organisations in Sustainable Transition ”by” IT = Our research group <br />Information system and public a...
4 Threaths	Identified inductive… <br />The limits of technology<br />The lack of issues<br />The lack of real influence<br...
The limits of technology<br />Local government web-page <br />Design of the system <br />Divided access to Internet and th...
The lack of issues<br />Agenda setting  <br />Everyday politics versus visions of the ”good life”<br />Local government co...
The lack of real influence<br />Influence <br />Participation as consultation <br />Decision making <br />Formal policy ma...
Weak sense of community<br />”no” on-line common community<br />Weak local IRL Community<br />	parts and groups act as str...
Conclusions<br />Not one single reason for the failure of the e-dialogue in Botkyrka. <br />The limits of technology<br />...
Implications<br />For research colleagues <br />Please falsify or confirm the inductive identified proposals<br />For prac...
Thanks!<br />elin.wihlborg@liu.se<br />Q?<br />
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Elin Wihlborg - Threats towards local e-Democracy A Conceptual analysis of a bottom-up Study of e-Democracy practices in a multi-cultural Swedish Municipality

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Elin Wihlborg - Threats towards local e-Democracy A Conceptual analysis of a bottom-up Study of e-Democracy practices in a multi-cultural Swedish Municipality

  1. 1. Threats towards local e-DemocracyA Conceptual analysis of a bottom-up Study of e-Democracy practices in a multi-cultural Swedish Municipality<br />Rickard Mikaelsson, PhD<br />Elin Wihlborg, PhD, Ass prof, (Docent) <br />Unit of Political Science, Department of Management and Engineering, Linkoping University, Sweden. <br />
  2. 2. Democracy<br />Common ethos <br />Participation and inclusion <br />= forming demos <br />Elections <br />Legitimate authorities<br />Setting the agenda <br />= “cratia”<br />Politics as actions of/forming power <br />2011-05-06<br />
  3. 3. Democracy<br />Stretching the idea of ”e-”<br />The social phenomena called democracy has changed (Castells 1998:15)<br />Stretching Activities and Organisation of: <br />Demos<br />Cratia<br />2011-05-06<br />e-<br />Politics and politics <br />
  4. 4. e-participation, e-dialogue, e-inclusion, e-government, e-democracy… <br />Ideas of empowerment… <br />Empowerment among ”people”<br />Formal Political Structures and ”elites” inviting people <br />2011-05-06<br />
  5. 5. Case study Bokyrka <br />Southern parts of the Stockholm region<br />80 000 inhabitants <br />Multi-cultural (over 100 nationalities, 51% immigrants)<br />”Transit area”<br />Innovative municipality recognized as a forerunner <br />Established one-stop shop government (IRL & on-line)<br />2011-05-06<br />
  6. 6. 2011-05-06<br />Föreläsning 1: Affärssystem för företag<br />
  7. 7. The aim of this paper<br />The aim of this paper is to discuss the threats that made e-democracy fail in Botkyrka municipality, general implications from this case and potentials to overcome such threats. <br />Rather opportunities for e-participation, but local stakeholders themselves promote”e-democracy ”<br />2011-05-06<br />
  8. 8. PostIT – Public Organisations in Sustainable Transition ”by” IT = Our research group <br />Information system and public administration <br />Public Health care administration<br />Municipal services and administration<br />E-services towards citizens in National authorities<br />MLG structures of e-government<br />Botkyrka has been a common case study <br />2011-05-06<br />
  9. 9. 4 Threaths Identified inductive… <br />The limits of technology<br />The lack of issues<br />The lack of real influence<br />Weak sense of community<br />2011-05-06<br />
  10. 10. The limits of technology<br />Local government web-page <br />Design of the system <br />Divided access to Internet and the webpages<br />Language as hurdle <br />Swedish<br />”formality”<br />2011-05-06<br />
  11. 11. The lack of issues<br />Agenda setting <br />Everyday politics versus visions of the ”good life”<br />Local government competences<br />Single/individual issues<br />Multi-level governance <br />2011-05-06<br />
  12. 12. The lack of real influence<br />Influence <br />Participation as consultation <br />Decision making <br />Formal policy makers made a distance when considering the e-dialog as out of everyday policy making<br />Take up as ... <br />Response to comments<br />Debates<br />Results <br />Out-comes (as a skate board park…)<br />2011-05-06<br />
  13. 13. Weak sense of community<br />”no” on-line common community<br />Weak local IRL Community<br /> parts and groups act as strong communities<br />No ”setting” to implement the tool into<br />2011-05-06<br />
  14. 14. Conclusions<br />Not one single reason for the failure of the e-dialogue in Botkyrka. <br />The limits of technology<br />The lack of issues<br />The lack of real influence<br />Weak sense of community<br />Problem of e- or democracy?<br />2011-05-06<br />
  15. 15. Implications<br />For research colleagues <br />Please falsify or confirm the inductive identified proposals<br />For practices<br />Please over-come the threats <br />2011-05-06<br />
  16. 16. Thanks!<br />elin.wihlborg@liu.se<br />Q?<br />

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